Two held with illicit liquor



KATHUA: Continuing drive to take stringent action against illegal liquor menace, Police on Tuesday arrested two persons and recovered illicit (Desi) liquor from their possession.
As per details, a joint team of Anti Drug Unit Kathua and Police Post Nagri, apprehended a person namely Kishore Kumar, son of Banni Ram, resident of Sumwan, Tehsil and District Kathua. On frisking, 20 liters of illicit (Desi) liquor was recovered from his illegal possession. The accused was arrested and a case vide FIR No 175/2021 under Section 48 (A) of Excise Act was registered against him in concerned Police Station.
Meanwhile, a team of Police Station Khour led by Insp Balwinder Singh received an information through reliable sources that some persons are making Desi Sharab in Kharah Balli area, rushed to area and started search for the person.
A person namely Tilak Raj, son of Kablu Ram, resident of Kartyal Simble, Tehsil Kharah Balli from Barmana was arrested along with all equipments used in making of Desi Sharab. 150 ltr Lahan and 1.5 ltr Desi liquor was also seized. Further investigation is going on in the matter.